York children will soon have another place to play, after plans were unveiled for land at Monks Cross.
GLL, who run the new leisure centre beside the Community Stadium complex, plan to create a play area on a triangle of land alongside it, beside Kathryn Avenue.
As well as adding to the facilities at the leisure centre, it will likely attract families shopping at Monks Cross and Vangarde.
The plans for the play area include a spiral tunnel slide and a large open slide for older children, two smaller slides for younger ones, lots of climbing equipment, swing bars, a ‘multi-spring’ four-way see-saw, two mini trampolines and a rotating balance pole.
There will also be a ‘bootcamp base’ and fitness area on artificial grass alongside the play area, for children or adults.
A play area formed part of the earlier planning proposals for the community stadium complex, but GLL nonetheless needs separate planning permission before it can add new permanent structures.
The planning applications says City of York Council owns the land and will be funding the creation of the play park, but GLL is doing the work.
The plan follows separate news of upgrades to 29 play parks around York, announced earlier this year. Those plans involve £175,000 of improvements, but there was controversy after some of the city’s poorest neighbourhoods were overlooked.
The new planning application, including more details of the proposed equipment, can be seen on the council website here.